Just got back from the new Sin City movie, Ehh, it was alright I guess, and it’s as stylish as ever. The main story was pretty good, although unfortunately the same can’t be said for the other shorter stories.
The ending to the first short story with Joseph Gordon-Levett in it flat out sucked. The world of Sin City is full of crazed cannibals, prostitutes with machine guns and other macho over-the-top stuff, and yet you end this story with such a lousy and underwhelming pay off? Come on! You’d think with Robert Rodriguez on board, this story would be a lot cooler and crazier than what it was. Come to think of it, that story was pretty pedestrian all around. Not to mention the ending made a whole chunk of that story redundant and a complete waste of time.
The other short story wasn’t that great either. It’s supposed to take place after one of the stories from the first film, but like the first short story it was pretty underwhelming. The main villain of the film wasn’t very interesting. Here we have a bad guy whose relatives — both of whom were in the first film — were way more interesting baddies than he is. He’s a corrupt senator, that’s all. I guess it’s cool he got killed at the end, but again, it was underwhelming.
My recommendation? Go watch the first film instead, it’s on my country’s Netflix, so maybe it’s on yours too.